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  Irish language, alphabet and pronunciation
Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland (Éire).
Irish is known as Irish, Gaelic or Irish Gaelic in English.
Today Irish is usually written with a version of the Latin alphabet similar to the one used for Scottish Gaelic, though a spelling reform in 1957 eliminated some of the silent letters which are still used in Scottish Gaelic.
www.omniglot.com /writing/irish.htm   (1121 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Irish language
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Contae Chiarraí), Muskerry (Múscraí), Cape Clear (Oileán Cléire) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers in An Rinn near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
Irish is given recognition by the Constitution of Ireland as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland (with English being a second official language), despite the limited distribution of fluency among the population of that country.
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Contae Chiarraí), Muskerry (Múscraí), Cape Clear (Oileán Chléire) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers in An Rinn near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Irish-language   (1631 words)

  
  Irish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Irish is given recognition by the Constitution of Ireland as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland (with English being a second official language), despite the limited distribution of fluency among the population of that country.
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Contae Chiarraí), Muskerry (Múscraí), Cape Clear (Oileán Chléire) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers in An Rinn near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
As in the Republic, the Irish language is a minority language in Northern Ireland, known in Irish as Tuaisceart na hÉireann/Tuaisceart Éireann or na sé chontae (the six counties).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_language   (7973 words)

  
 Irish language
Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) is a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland.
Irish has recently received a degree of formal recognition in Northern Ireland, under the Good Friday Agreement alongside a small minority language called Ulster Scots (though some critics have questioned whether Ulster Scots is a language or merely a dialect of Lowland Scots).
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Ciarraí), Coolea (Cúil Aodha) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ga/Gaeilge.html   (3759 words)

  
 Simplified Spelling Society : Irish spelling.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the spoken language further retreated during the 19th century, it is somewhat ironic that its academic status was beginning to be restored and re-established by historians, antiquarians and international linguistic scholarship.
This movement gained strength, with the language serving as a powerful symbol of national identity (Ó Baoill 1988:110), until the advent of the free state in 1922, when the movement was absorbed into the political agenda and responsibility for the restoration of the language largely devolved on the educational system.
The phonological variants in Irish are considerable and are attributable to the existence of three separate dialects, roughly corresponding with geographical distribution, canúint an Tuaiscirt 'northern dialect' in the northwest region, canúint an Iarthair 'western dialect' in the western region of Co.
www.spellingsociety.org /journals/j22/irish.php   (4093 words)

  
 Fios Feasa: The Irish Language
Irish is a Celtic language spoken in a number of small communities, mostly in the west of Ireland, and by larger numbers of people scattered across the country.
While Irish speakers are very much a minority in the Ireland of today, they have an importance to the cultural life of the nation far out of proportion to their numbers.
Irish is by constitutional law the first official language of the Irish Republic, and was recently awarded official status in the Six Counties of Northern Ireland as a central part of the Good Friday Agreement.
www.fiosfeasa.com /bearla/language/intro.htm   (175 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Irish language
Irish political leaders, such as Daniel O'Connell (Dónall Ó Conaill), too were critical of the language, seeing it as 'backward', with English the language of the future.
The independent Irish state from 1922 (The Irish Free State 1922-37; Éire from 1937, also known since 1949 as the Republic of Ireland) launched a major push to promote the Irish language, with some of its leaders hoping that the state would become predominantly Irish-speaking within a generation.
In an effort to address the half-committed attitude of Irish language use by the State, the Official Languages Act was passed in 2003.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Irish_language   (3865 words)

  
 Gaeltalk: The Language
Irish is closely related to the other surviving Celtic languages such as: Scottish Gaelic, Manx, and to a lesser degree, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Irish was the language of the vast majority of the population until the early 19th century when the devastating effects of English colonialism started taking their toll on the native tongue.
Irish is also rapidly gaining ground in the new computer age of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
www.gaeltalk.net /the_language.html   (554 words)

  
 CAIN: Key Issue: Language: Pritchard, R.M.O. (2004) Protestants and the Irish Language: Historical Heritage and Current ...
The Irish language displays a complex mixture of success and failure, despite the fact that all children at primary and secondary level are required to follow courses in the language.
His concept of the Irish language was non-sectarian, and he sought to make Ireland the locus of a modern democratic culture, in the belief that it had a new civilizing mission because it had not fallen prey to militarism and materialism.
Montgomery, M.B. and Gregg, R.J. (1997) The Scots language in Ulster.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /issues/language/pritchard04.htm   (9090 words)

  
 Statistics on the Gaeltacht and Irish Language
The Irish language, also known as Irish Gaelic, or simply "Irish" in Ireland, is a member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Irish and her sister languages, Welsh and Breton, are among the oldest living languages in Europe.
Surprisingly the largest percentage of people with ability to speak Irish is in the age groups between 10 and 24 years of age (10-14 years: 68.7%; 15- 19 years: 66.3%; 20-24 years: 51.2%), probably because of the obligatory teaching of Irish in schools.
www.irishgaelictranslator.com /travelireland/gaeltachtstatistics.php   (1357 words)

  
 The Irish Lion® Restaurant & Pub. Specializing in Authentic Irish Food & Drink.
Irish or Irish Gaelic is among the Celtic languages, which are a subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Irish is the oldest of the Goidelic group of Celtic languages.
Originally a highly inflected language, Irish retains essentially two noun cases, nominative and genitive, with the dative surviving in the singular of feminine nouns; the language has only two verb tenses in the indicative mood.
www.irishlion.com /language.html   (491 words)

  
 Irish language - Wiki Ireland
Irish (Gaeilge in Irish) is a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland and constitutionally recognised as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland.
Irish is given recognition by the Constitution of Ireland as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland (with English being a second official language), despite the limited distribution of fluency among the population of that country.
As a treaty language of the European Union, the highest-level documents of the EU are translated into Irish; in addition, the language has also recently received a degree of formal recognition in Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom, under the Good Friday Agreement.
www.wiki.ie /wiki/Irish_language   (4272 words)

  
 Irish language
Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) is a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland.
Irish has recently received a degree of formal recognition in Northern Ireland, under the Good Friday Agreement alongside a small minority language called Ulster Scots (though some critics have questioned whether Ulster Scots is a language or merely a dialect of Lowland Scots).
Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltachtaí of Kerry (Ciarraí), Coolea (Cúil Aodha) in the western part of County Cork (Contae Chorcaí), and the tiny pocket of Irish-speakers near Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge).
www.findword.org /ir/irish-language.html   (4031 words)

  
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The Irish language today is an emphatic statement of Irish intellectual independence and the indisputable vitality and richness of Irish culture.
The translation into policy and practice of the commitments to the Irish language in the articles of the political agreement in Northern Ireland [NI] is a critically sensitive issue in the region.
The remit for the Irish language includes the promotion of the language in general, encouraging, facilitating and advising upon the use of the language in private and public domains, supporting Irish-medium education and undertaking research and the development of corpus status.
www.lycos.com /info/irish-language.html   (603 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Irish language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Irish language, also called Irish Gaelic and Erse, member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Celtic languages).
The alphabet employed today for Irish can be called a variant or a derivative of the Roman alphabet that took shape about the 8th cent.
The government of Ireland is trying, thus far unsuccessfully, to revive Irish as the primary language of the country; it is an official language, and the study of Irish is required in preparatory schools.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/I/Irishlan.html   (383 words)

  
 Irish language — FactMonster.com
The government of Ireland is trying, thus far unsuccessfully, to revive Irish as the primary language of the country; it is an official language, and the study of Irish is required in preparatory schools.
Gaelic - Gaelic Gaelic, or Goidelic, group of languages belonging to the Celtic subfamily of the...
Goidelic - Goidelic Goidelic, or Gaelic, group of languages belonging to the Celtic subfamily of the...
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 Irish Language and Literature - University of Notre Dame
Is sa bhliain 1992 a bunaíodh Institiúid Mhic Eochaidh an léinn Éireannaigh/Keough Institute for Irish Studies in Ollscoil Notre Dame agus is í anois príomh-ionad An Léinn Éireannaigh sna Stáit.
Officially launched on October 1st 2004 by His Excellency Noel Fahey, Irish Ambassador to the United States of America, it is the first Department of Irish Language and Literature in the United States.
The new department copper-fastens the Keough Institute of Irish Studies commitment to the Irish language and recognizes the centrality of Irish to the academic discipline of Irish Studies.
www.nd.edu /~irll   (556 words)

  
 Transparent Language - Irish Language Learning
Irish Gaelic, more commonly referred to simply as "Irish," is a Celtic language which is part of the Indo-European family of languages.
century, the Irish language was spoken by the entire population of Ireland.
It is the official language of Ireland, but has been overtaken by English as the primary spoken language.
www.learn-irish-language-software.com /overview.htm   (541 words)

  
 the irish language :: mike.eire.ca
The language may be called gaelige in Irish, but in English, Gaelic is the name of a language family that includes Scots Gaelic and Manx as well as Irish.
They used to have their own alphabet, similar to ours, but it fell victim to government policy in the mid-20th century.
The Irish have a unique way of phrasing many English constructions; often this is related to how the same phrase is used in Irish.
mike.eire.ca /gaelige.html   (725 words)

  
 Irish Language
Irish is an ancient language, with a limited number of speakers nowadays, but it still attract many people interested in Irish and Celtic culture.
From the History to useful phrases, we're trying to offer a general overview about the language in order to give you a way to get started in Irish learning.
The Irish literature is another interesting source of information, as well as Irish slang, to know a little about how people speak in the streets.
www.irishlanguage.net   (191 words)

  
 Sinn Féin: Giving the Irish language back to the people
The Irish language is a central component of our culture which belongs to all of us who live on this island irrespective of creed or political outlook.
Sinn Féin believes that the Irish language in the 6 counties needs strong legislative protection in line with that in the 26 Counties.
In addition, Sinn Féin has sought, both within the Assembly and the Executive, to ensure that the Irish language is accorded the status it deserves and that Irish and the use of Irish are facilitated and promoted at every opportunity.
www.sinnfein.ie /elections/manifesto/35   (1234 words)

  
 Irish language in Galway
Several Irish language organisations and individuals based in the city continue to contribute a great deal to the creation of a bilingual atmosphere in the city.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge was established in 1987 with the aim of promoting the Irish language, particularly as an economic resource, in the Galway area.
The Irish language plays an important role in other institutions in the city such as NUI Galway which offers a wide range of courses through the medium of Irish as well as a wide variety of Irish language courses.
www.galway.net /about/gaeilge.html   (992 words)

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